Natural Prescription Alternatives

By Pina LoGiudice ND, LAc and Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc Co-Medical Directors of Inner Source Health in New York

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Conclusion

If you are using one of these medications, or are considering a medication, we highly suggest you talk to a naturopathic doctor to help assess food, lifestyle, stressors, environmental toxicities, and other factors that may play a role in your condition.

While medications can help in urgent situations, they often do not help fix the underlying cause of the problem. However, the proper naturopathic changes and supplemental support can help your body heal the problem naturally, instead of covering up symptoms. In most cases, you can often start with natural remedies if you are already on drugs, and then slowly decrease the use of medications as your body gets healthier. Be safe: Remember to work with your prescribing doctor first before stopping or changing any medications.

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Article written by Pina LoGiudice ND, LAc
Co-Medical Director of Inner Source Health in New York

Article written by Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc
Co-Medical Director of Inner Source Health in New York